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My blog has gone green on Saint Patrick's day (for one day only )!...

On March 17th, Irish people and descendents of Irish immigrants in the English-speaking world celebrate Saint Patrick's day.

Saint Patrick's Day (in Irish: Lá ’le Pádraig or Lá Fhéile Pádraig), or Saint Paddy's Day or simply Paddy's Day, is an annual feast day which celebrates Saint Patrick (385–461 AD),  the patron saint of Ireland.


The day is the national holiday of Ireland. It is a bank holiday in Northern Ireland and a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland.
It is celebrated in Canada, Great Britain, Australia, the United States and New Zealand as well but is not an official holiday.

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Saint Patrick who is the patron saint of Ireland, brought Christianity to the island in the 5th century AD. Every year, big celebrations honour him.
Today 94% of the population are Catholics and less than 4% are Protestants. (see New Live 3e, page 18 and Enjoy English in 6e pp72-73)

This is a famous Irish legend.

A long time ago there lived a priest in Ireland. His name was Patrick.

In Ireland there were many snakes too and Irish people were afraid of snakes.

Patrick wanted to help. How could they get rid of the snakes?

He took a drum and played it loudly – and all the snakes slid away. Patrick walked all over the island, until the last snake was gone.

  The people were very happy. They called Patrick a saint. Today you can't find any snakes in Ireland. (http://www.grundschule-englisch.de)


Here is a very interesting lesson by Jennifer Studenny who is an ESL teacher (= English as a Second Language) at Jersey Shore Area Senior High School, USA, in honor of Saint Patrick's day (for advanced English learners).

You're going to learn 3 typical expressions related to St Patrick's day :

What are the 3 expressions you've just learned ? What do they mean in French ? Can you explain ?

Click on these links to find games :
link 1(to play hangman)
link 2( to try a matching exercise to test your vocabulary)
link 3 for a quiz to test your knowledge on St Patrick's day

Click on this link for a webquest for beginners (year 7 or 8).

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juliana 03/18/2009 13:37

The 3 expressions are : "As luck would have it,.." ; "Don't rain on my parade" & "Just around the corner"In the order : "Le hasard fait bien les choses" ; "Mêle-toi de ce qui te regarde" ou "Mêle-toi de tes affaires" & "Au coin de la rue" 

Maxime 03/17/2009 11:32

i like a webquest , verry instisteadI love Engish

Mme LEBEAU 03/17/2009 13:06

The webquest was very interesting, you mean.
  Thanks to a teacher of English (Michelle Henry).

Clement T 03/17/2009 11:32

I like your blog !It' s very good blog !Thank you very muchclement t (7a)

Mme LEBEAU 03/17/2009 13:04

You're welcome !

alexandre 03/17/2009 11:31

it's super

Mme LEBEAU 03/17/2009 13:04

Thank you Alexandre (7 A)

Déjie 03/17/2009 11:30

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maxime 03/17/2009 11:28

I love the blog in english !!!!! It  is a  cool blog !!!!verry good Mme Lebeau !!!!Maxime 7B                   

Mme LEBEAU 03/17/2009 14:50

Thanks !

Clément T 03/17/2009 11:27

the blog is interesting !!I like the webquestClément T   (7a)

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MAUPIN Marie 7a 03/17/2009 11:26

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Mme LEBEAU 03/17/2009 13:03

I'm glad you liked it, Marie (year 7A)

BOILLETOT Gaelle 03/17/2009 11:19

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Mme LEBEAU 03/17/2009 13:01

Thanks !


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